Special note for our Canadian (and other foreign) dealers

Last year, we had some reports of dealers from Canada being denied entry into the US because of their intention to sell artwork or other wares at Anthrocon; the border patrol agents seemed to believe this constituted "work" and required a work permit. Anthrocon has no control over the U.S. border nor the agents who guard it, but be assured that we are still doing what we can to make it easier for our dealers from neighboring countries to attend the convention.

For those who have not had any problems thus far, we really do recommend shipping your wares ahead instead of bringing them with you.

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Participation in a special piece of Anthrocon Programming

Hello everyone,

Anthrocon is nothing without the input from our membership. It's really all of you that make Anthrocon what it's become. That being said, I'd like to offer up an opportunity for anyone who is planning to attend Anthrocon. You can be part of a very special piece of our programming.

I'm putting out a request for any attendee who would like to submit a video clip of themself, or a group of attendees, with a representative image of your hometown in the background. If you have a fursuit, you can wear it, but it's not needed for this project. The time limit for each video segment is not to exceed 10 seconds and should be of very high video quality (i.e. don't use a cameraphone). Videos that have landmarks or skylines in the background, or possibly large groups of individuals would potentially have an advantage for inclusion. We really want to see where you're coming from, or how many people may be coming from any given area. Also if they have a comedic element in addition to a good background, they may have an advantage as well. (If you're coming from outside the US, please try to submit a video, we'd love to see it.)

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Animal Friends is Anthrocon's 2007 Charity!

Anthrocon has selected Animal Friends, a no-kill shelter in Pittsburgh, to be our beneficiary for 2007. They will be at the Charity Auction and will also have a table in the Dealer's Room where you can meet them and some of their rescued pets.

For more information about Animal Friends, please visit their website at http://www.animal-friends.org. If you have any questions about Animal Friends, you can contact their representative, Nicole Larocco, at 412-847-7055.

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Anthrocon Newsletter, Issue #2007-01

Table of Contents:

1) Need a Ride to Anthrocon or a Room during the convention?
2) Attention Fursuiters! Request the Fursuit Floor Online!
3) Got a Programming Suggestion?
4) Westin Hotel Sells Out; Omni William Penn Hotel Lowers Room Rates
5) Small incident at Convention Center; Anthrocon not affected
6) Anthrocon Dances
7) Anthrocon Charity Auction
Cool Anthrocon Masquerade
9) Help Contribute to the Anthrocon 2007 Conbook!
10) Credits
11) About this Newsletter


Need a Ride to Anthrocon or a Room during the convention?

Small incident at Convention Center is resolved -- updated 2/14/07.

There was a minor accident on February 5 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, involving a semi trailer, the 10th St. Tunnel, and excessive gravity. The damage to the Center is being repaired and has been judged by engineers to be "an isolated incident." The building is certified safe and sound, and Anthrocon will be moving in on schedule.

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Westin Hotel is sold out!

There are only suites left at the Westin at this time. For information on how to go about reserving a suite at the Westin, please click here. The Westin is keeping a waiting list, although we cannot guarantee when (or if) a room will become available, nor can we guarantee what type it may be. You can learn how to get on the waiting list by visiting our Westin info page. There are still plenty of rooms at the luxurious Omni William Penn.

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Dealers! Book your rooms now!

Due to a miscommunication on the part of the chairman (who apologizes profusely), dealer confirmations were inadvertantly delayed. Rest assured that if you have sent in a dealer application prior to January 15, we have table space for you. Go ahead and make your hotel reservations while there is still time!

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Suites Available! Omni Available! Westin getting full!

Our room block at the Westin Hotel is now approximately 80% full. We have opened up our room block at the nearby Omni Hotel in anticipation of the rooms at the Westin selling out. Also, suites are now available at both hotels. Suites at the Westin are arranged through Anthrocon; suites at the Omni are arranged directly with the hotel. Further information is available on our hotel page.

Please note: Sometimes the rooms on a single night will sell out before the others. If you use the online registration system and are told that the hotel is full, trying setting your arrival date a day later, or call the hotel directly and inquire.

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Got a programming suggestion?

Many of Anthrocon's Programming events come from ideas suggested by our attendees. If you would like to suggest a panel discussion or workshop topic, we have created an online form that you can use to submit your idea. We welcome all suggestions, but ask please that our eager attendees try to keep their ideas on-topic!

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Fursuiters: Request the Fursuit Floor online

Anthrocon tries to accommodate our fursuiting attendees in hotel rooms that are more easily accessible via the stairs. If you are going to be bringing your costume to the convention, you can request space on the Fursuit Floor by using this handy web-form.

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